|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-193||11th Cir.||Not Argued||Nov 6, 2017||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2017|
Holding: Because the state court’s determinations of law and fact were not “so lacking in justification” as to give rise to error “beyond any possibility for fairminded disagreement,” Vernon Madison’s claim to federal habeas relief must fail.
Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on November 6, 2017. Justice Ginsburg filed a concurring opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Sotomayor joined. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 02 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 5, 2017)|
|Sep 05 2017||Brief of respondent Vernon Madison in opposition filed.|
|Sep 05 2017||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Vernon Madison.|
|Sep 14 2017||Reply of petitioner Jefferson Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections filed.|
|Sep 20 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/6/2017.|
|Oct 10 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.|
|Oct 23 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.|
|Oct 30 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/3/2017.|
|Nov 06 2017||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Nov 06 2017||Petition for certiorari GRANTED, judgment REVERSED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Ginsburg, concurring. (Detached Opinion). Justice Breyer, concurring. (Detached Opinion).|
|Nov 16 2017||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Nov 29 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.|
|Jan 08 2018||Rehearing DENIED.|
|Jan 09 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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